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Table Tennis comes to Colonaire

Table Tennis comes to Colonaire


The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Table Tennis Association (SVGTTA) has donated a table tennis board and a quantity of racquets and balls to the George Stephens Secondary School, Colonaire.{{more}}

The equipment is to be used to develop the sport in the North Central Windward Constituency.

Elliott Charles, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer of SVGTTA made the official handing over on Saturday 7 February to Raymond Nickie, who received the equipment on behalf of the Principal, staff and students of the George Stephens Secondary School.

Ten young table tennis enthusiasts along with SVGTTA Secretary, Paul Velox as well as national table tennis captain, Carlton Daniel and national player Romano Spencer witnessed the simple handing over ceremony.

During the ceremony Charles, who is also the manger of the national table tennis raged the young people present to make full use of the equipment but to care them.

He said the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Table Tennis Association in collaboration with the National Olympic Committee is engaging in a coaching caravan across the country, which is aimed at scouting for table tennis talent and to also encourage persons to play the game. Observing that seven of the ten persons, who turned up for the coaching sessions, were girls, Charles said he was glad to see the relatively large turn out of females since there are not many females playing the game in SVG and if they apply themselves they could in quick time represent the country.

He said that the captain of the female national team, Natasha Shortte, who hails from Colonaire, has been a regular member on the national team for years.

Nickie thanked the Secretary and other executives of the table tennis association for the long awaited equipment.

Nickie also promised to coordinate the resurgence of table tennis in the North Central Windward Constituency and expressed the desire for the rapid development of players from that constituency for participation in national competitions.

Following he ceremony, Daniel, Spencer and Charles conducted a three-hour coaching session with the ten young persons, who witnessed the handing over ceremony.